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We all know what it's like to struggle sometimes, but Elefriends, managed by Mind, the mental health charity, is a safe place to listen, share and be heard. Through sharing experiences Elefriends don't just get help, they give help too.

Connect Online Support

Connect Online is a confidential service that offers emotional and practical support to people in Leeds.

You can access this text-based service on the Leeds Survivor Led Service website. Alternatively, please call 0808 800 1212 for telephone support.

The Teen Connect service also offers support by online chat to 11-16 year olds.

Connect also offer support for people who use BSL every Monday from 7 to 11 pm. Find out more online.

Big White Wall

A safe online community of people who support and help each other by sharing what's troubling them, guided by trained professionals. Big White Wall is a digital support and recovery service for people who are stressed, anxious, low or not coping. Available 24/7, Big White Wall is completely anonymous so you can express yourself freely and openly. Professionally trained Wall Guides ensure the safety and anonymity of all members.

Email the Samaritans

Sometimes it can feel difficult to pick up the telephone. Sometimes writing down your thoughts and feelings can help you better understand them. Samaritan volunteers answer approximately 600 emails a day that come through to The response time is up to 24 hours.

Feeling anxious?

Find out why and learn some techniques to help you cope.

Quick self-help

Some things you can do to feel better now.

Are you pregnant or a new parent?

Get information and support.

Digital Apps Library

Find out about trusted digital tools for a range of health matters, including relaxation, panic attacks, coping with stress, sleeping better, stopping self harm and lots more.

When do I need to talk to my GP?

And how to prepare for an appointment


Clic is a UK-wide website with online Quickchat, self-help resources and more. It's moderated 24 hours a day to create a safe environment and is managed by Mental Health UK.

One Space

One Space is provided by Shout, The Mix, and Young Minds working in partnership to ensure a simple way for young people to find support for their mental health. It's one website that has links to a text-based helpline (Shout), peer support forums, phone helpline and online or phone counselling (The Mix) and mental health information and self-help resources (Young Minds).

British Sign Language (BSL)

Wherever you see this icon, you will find a BSL video explaining the content on the page.